Greater Boston Zen Center
552 Massachusetts Avenue #208
Cambridge, MA 02139
How to get here:
We’re right in Central Square on Mass Ave in Cambridge. We’re very close to the Central Square T stop on the Red Line. We’re conveniently located near MIT, Harvard University, and the MBTA.
How to get in:
Entrance is through a video/speaker system. Press the button for GBZC on the console to the left of the door, and the door will open (when someone upstairs presses a button).
The Green Street Parking Garage is a popular option for hourly parking, up to all-day. An alternative for all day parking is the Central Square Parking Lot at 438 Green Street (behind the Post Office).
Free Parking All Day
There are a limited number of parking spaces on Broadway between Antrim St. and Prospect (on one side of the street) with no meters and no permit required. Please pay close attention to street signs! Also, a limited number of metered spaces on Bishop Allen Dr. between Norfolk and Main are unrestricted on Sundays and Saturdays.
Metered street parking — Good for evening events
There are a limited number of street meters along Bishop Allen Drive and nearby streets that allow free parking after 6pm (or 5pm, or 8pm), and (as of this writing) $1.25/hour before then. But the maximum time is usually 2 hours while the meters are in force, making them inconvenient for most daytime events.
Other Parking in Cambridge
There are many additional garages, meters, and parking lots described at Cambridge City Parking Garages, Lots, and Meters. Some offer all-day parking for about $10; others are more time-limited.
Alewife MBTA Parking
Park and take MBTA to Central Square.